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  • Rahystrada wins Colonial Turf Cup at Colonial Downs

    After seeing the way Rahystrada had run in the spring against stiff competition, trainer Byron Hughes had a feeling good fortune would again find his veteran soon enough. Rahystrada came into Saturday's $500,000 Turf Cup, which was open to horses 3 years...
  • Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion

    Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion
    Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs. If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...
  • I'll Have Another scheduled to arrive at Pimlico on Monday afternoon

    I'll Have Another scheduled to arrive at Pimlico on Monday afternoon
    As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...
  • Graham Motion says Velazquez right choice for Union Rags; Animal Kingdom improving

    Graham Motion says Velazquez right choice for Union Rags; Animal Kingdom improving
    Really, the frustration began at last year’s Belmont. That’s when Animal Kingdom, Graham Motion’s finest horse to date, was cut off and, while veering away, clipped heels and almost tossed his jockey. It took a thunderous run at the end...
  • Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?

    Is this the year a Maryland-trained horse wins the Preakness again?
    Deputed Testamony is 32-years-old. His dark brown coat is shaggy, and his biggest excitement is going into his paddock at Bonita Farm for three or four hours of grazing each day. He is a pensioner, an icon. The oldest living winner of a Triple Crown...
  • Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby

    Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby
    At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall. In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...
  • A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds

    A few pre-race Preakness thoughts, and the current odds
    A few final thoughts as we approach the 6:18 post time for the 137th running of the Preakness: It comes down to this: Either Bodemeister can run the same race he did two weeks ago, or he can’t. If he can, he likely won’t be beat. Kentucky...
  • Kentucky Derby picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan

    Kentucky Derby picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan
    The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some...
  • Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers

    Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers
    Michael Matz and his assistants are tired of the question — most trainers and riders are by this point in the week before the country's most talked-about horse race — and give mostly a perfunctory answer. "He's just a really nice horse,"...
  • Haddix wins Legacy Chase steeplechase at Shawan Downs

    Haddix wins Legacy Chase steeplechase at Shawan Downs
    Haddix has danced every dance in Maryland during this steeplechase season, and he finally became the king of the ball. The 9-year-old gelding owned by Armata Stables stalked the pace for nearly three miles, then made his move under Roddy Mackenzie to win...
  • Laurel Park celebrates 100th birthday

    Laurel Park celebrates 100<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> birthday
    Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above. Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...